Canon Selphy CP1200
The Canon Selphy CP1200 photo printer measures 17.5x30x5.5cm but you will also need clear space behind the unit as the postcard sized sheets are passed from front to back of the unit. The front is initially from a cassette but after moving through the first time it then comes through above the cassette and does the task four times, first for yellow, then for pink, then blue and finally the protective coating. The printed image is produced in around a minute from printing starting which is immediately if from a card it takes longer via Wi-Fi as the image is first sent to the unit before printing.
If you have a camera with Wi-Fi you can print directly from the camera to the Wi-Fi of the Selphy. You can also print via USB, a lead is not provided. If using USB from a PC you have to download a driver from a link supplied.
The cards its prints on have fine selvedge at both ends. The sheets are 17.5x10cm with the image being printed from top to bottom and very slightly larger over the selvedge edges so you can remove them and get a clean 15x10cm image.
I was very happy with the quality of the images produced and they emerge dry to the touch.
The controls on the top of the Selphy are on/off, Menu, Edit, Wi-Fi then the standard five position joystick control in the central area followed by four other buttons enlarge, reduce, back and print. The joystick control works on the 5.5x4cm TFT display that sits behind the line of buttons mentioned.
The TFT also shows the images on any SD or Micro SD card you insert. All the controls work well and the actions are as you would expect.
The left side of the unit has a full size USB port and a micro USB port as well as a Kensington lock port. The rear has a DC lead input and the right side is where the printer ribbon cassette is inserted.
Two things need to be factored in the cost of the selvedge post cards and the cost of the ink ribbon cassettes.
For anyone wanting to print one off post card sized sheets without fuss this is great.
There is a 17 language Getting Started Manual that should take you through installation and using it to print in all its modes.
If I have a gripe it’s the grey print on dark grey so if you are wanting to print in low light it can be a problem until you know which button is where.
The Canon Selphy CP1200 is available from the first link below for £90.09 with free delivery.
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